Lois Beachy Underhill is the author of THE WOMAN WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT, THE MANY LIVES OF VICTORIA WOODHULL published in hardcover by Bridge Works Publishing, June 1995 and in paperback by Penguin, July 1996.
The book has been optioned for a major motion picture.
Underhill guest curated the New-York Historical Society's September 18 to February 4, 1997 Victoria Woodhull exhibition, THE WOMAN WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT.
Underhill is a member of the Biography Seminar at New York University, and of Women Writing Women's Lives at the City University of New York.
She writes a bimonthly "Our Town" column for the Sag Harbor Express
Underhill is a former senior vice president and group account director at the Cadwell Davis Partners division of the Saatchi and Saatchi global advertising agency. She was an executive at Compton advertising prior to its purchase by Saatchi and Saatchi. She has written and spoken on the advertising and marketing implications of women's, family and health issues. She has lectured on advertising in four Chinese cities at the invitation of the Chinese government. In 1980 she was elected to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. She has chaired the TV- Radio Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and served on the board of the IRT Foundation. She is a past member of the American Marketing Association and Advertising Women of New York.
Underhill was born in Ohio and educated at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, where she earned a BA degree in history, and at New York University where she did graduate work in economics and anthropology. She lives with her husband, author Richard Vincent, in Sag Harbor, New York. In 1985 she won a New York City marathon for women over 50, and she continues to run daily. She is a passionate gardener and a Sunday painter. She co-chairs the Sag Harbor Tree Fund, is a board member of the Committee for Sag Harbor's Old Burying Ground and a member of the Book Acquisition Committee of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons.